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#Olympics

# olympics - Sunday 17 May, 2020

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her
# Dreams
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# Dreams

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her

May 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 7,432 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Gráinne Walsh discusses her circuitous sporting journey.

# olympics - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official
# Waiting Game
From The42
# Waiting Game

Staging Olympics next year will not be easy says top WHO official

May 16th 2020, 1:17 PM 1,708 Views 1 Comment

IOC president, Thomas Bach, admitted this morning the road ahead remains uncertain.

# olympics - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'
# Thomas Barr
From The42
# Thomas Barr

Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'

May 5th 2020, 8:02 PM 21,016 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Barr also discusses adjusting to lockdown and current drug-testing procedures.

# olympics - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

Next year's Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over, says Games chief

Apr 28th 2020, 8:05 AM 9,601 Views 4 Comments

The delayed Tokyo Games won’t be postponed again.

# olympics - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'Self-isolating is what we're used to' - Life as normal for O'Donovan brothers in scenic West Cork
# Pull Like A Dog
From The42
# Pull Like A Dog

'Self-isolating is what we're used to' - Life as normal for O'Donovan brothers in scenic West Cork

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:16 AM 6,079 Views 1 Comment

Paul and Gary O’Donovan are taking everything – from the Covid-19 crisis to Olympic uncertainty – in their stride.

# olympics - Friday 10 April, 2020

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''
# Column
From The42
# Column

'The first year at times was embarrassing. 'These guys won a World Cup and now they can’t even compete''

Apr 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,245 Views 5 Comments

Mark Downey recalls the difficult journey that ultimately led to securing a spot at the Olympics.

# olympics - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists?
# Podium Finishers
From The42
# Podium Finishers

Quiz: Can you name all of Ireland's Olympic medalists?

Apr 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,732 Views 5 Comments

Let’s test your knowledge of Ireland’s Olympic medalists.

# olympics - Monday 6 April, 2020

Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team
# Comeback Girl
From The42
# Comeback Girl

Advice from Clare GAA star after cruciate injury and chasing a spot on Ireland's Olympic hockey team

Updated Apr 6th 2020, 9:30 PM 19,575 Views 1 Comment

Naomi Carroll talks to The42 about her comeback from the dreaded knee injury.

# olympics - Friday 3 April, 2020

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'
# Column
From The42
# Column

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'

Apr 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 4,449 Views 0 Comments

Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.

# olympics - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Lions ease concerns over South Africa series clash with rescheduled Olympics
# 2021 Vision
From The42
# 2021 Vision

Lions ease concerns over South Africa series clash with rescheduled Olympics

Mar 31st 2020, 9:10 AM 5,686 Views 1 Comment

Ben Calveley says kick-off times will prevent sports lovers from missing any of the action.

# olympics - Saturday 28 March, 2020

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'

Mar 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,314 Views 2 Comments

In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.

# olympics - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise

Updated Mar 25th 2020, 4:17 PM 19,295 Views 7 Comments

Sanita Puspure on how the dramatic change of plans have impacted on her.

# olympics - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'We are gutted, but what matters most is health and wellbeing. We’ll use this as an opportunity'
# On Ice
From The42
# On Ice

'We are gutted, but what matters most is health and wellbeing. We’ll use this as an opportunity'

Mar 24th 2020, 3:00 PM 3,225 Views 1 Comment

Katie Mullan, Sean Dancer and the Irish hockey team have had their Olympic dream put on hold.

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 2:20 PM 31,706 Views 22 Comments

Olympic Federation of Ireland says postponement is ‘the right call given the times that we are in’.

# olympics - Monday 23 March, 2020

IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

IOC member Pound says Tokyo Olympics postponement is inevitable

Mar 23rd 2020, 9:23 PM 1,979 Views 1 Comment

Dick Pound says the IOC will postpone the Tokyo Olympics and then deal with the “immense” ramifications of putting the Games back.

'You don't walk into an 80 grand job... That's a hard thing for an athlete to take'
# Life After The Olympics
From The42
# Life After The Olympics

'You don't walk into an 80 grand job... That's a hard thing for an athlete to take'

Mar 23rd 2020, 6:08 PM 9,246 Views 0 Comments

In part three of our series, Olympian Gavin Noble discusses his transition away from high-level sport.

# olympics - Sunday 22 March, 2020

IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks
# Pressure
From The42
# Pressure

IOC's Olympics postponement decision to be made in next 4 weeks

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:11 PM 2,114 Views 2 Comments

The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back this summer’s Tokyo Games.

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'

Mar 22nd 2020, 5:45 PM 1,584 Views 0 Comments

Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.

# olympics - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Pressure grows on Olympics chiefs as US Athletics joins calls for Games postponement From The42

Pressure grows on Olympics chiefs as US Athletics joins calls for Games postponement

Mar 21st 2020, 4:21 PM 2,060 Views 4 Comments

It would be the ‘right and responsible thing to do’ they say.

# olympics - Friday 20 March, 2020

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

'Premature' to postpone Tokyo Olympics - IOC chief

Mar 20th 2020, 8:11 AM 2,032 Views 4 Comments

He remained optimistic about holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule from July 24 to August 9.

# olympics - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Olympic qualification plan to be outlined 'by early April,' and those qualified already have place guaranteed
# Irish Interest
From The42
# Irish Interest

Olympic qualification plan to be outlined 'by early April,' and those qualified already have place guaranteed

Mar 19th 2020, 9:55 PM 1,753 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic Federation of Ireland released a lengthy statement this evening.

# olympics - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'No need for any drastic decisions at this stage,' as IOC 'remains fully committed' to 2020 Olympics
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

'No need for any drastic decisions at this stage,' as IOC 'remains fully committed' to 2020 Olympics

Mar 17th 2020, 3:10 PM 1,628 Views 2 Comments

The organisers released a statement this afternoon.

'Nobody wins if everything is cancelled but already, everybody is losing' - Sonia's call to postpone Olympics
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

'Nobody wins if everything is cancelled but already, everybody is losing' - Sonia's call to postpone Olympics

Mar 17th 2020, 11:12 AM 3,367 Views 0 Comments

Irish Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan is in favour of the Games being rescheduled for 2021.

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

'In 20 odd years, I've never been tested by Sport Ireland. That doesn't look good for our sport'

Mar 17th 2020, 9:51 AM 16,059 Views 1 Comment

Karate star Caradh O’Donovan wants more athletes to speak up.

# olympics - Sunday 15 March, 2020

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'
# Against The Tide
From The42
# Against The Tide

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'

Mar 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 8,559 Views 0 Comments

In part two of our series, Irish swimmer Melanie Nocher recalls adapting to life after the Olympics.

# olympics - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'The coaches just didn't have the heart to tell me to go home' - The once-unfancied Irish athlete set for the Olympics
# Improvement
From The42
# Improvement

'The coaches just didn't have the heart to tell me to go home' - The once-unfancied Irish athlete set for the Olympics

Mar 7th 2020, 8:30 AM 5,905 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a week to remember for track cyclist Lydia Gurley and her team-mate Lydia Boylan, following their success at the World Championships.

# olympics - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

IRFU opts against hosting Olympic 7s qualifying competition in Ireland
# 7s
From The42
# 7s

IRFU opts against hosting Olympic 7s qualifying competition in Ireland

Mar 4th 2020, 3:39 PM 9,181 Views 11 Comments

The union had concerns over the costs of bringing the crucial repechage onto home soil.

# olympics - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister
# Coronavirus
From The42
# Coronavirus

Tokyo Games could be postponed until end of 2020, says Japan’s Olympic minister

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:28 PM 9,578 Views 10 Comments

Seiko Hashimoto told Japanese parliament that the government’s contract with the IOC could allow a delay to Tokyo 2020 due to the coronavirus.

# olympics - Sunday 1 March, 2020

The melancholy of the former distance runner
# Adaptation
From The42
# Adaptation

The melancholy of the former distance runner

Mar 1st 2020, 8:03 PM 27,841 Views 2 Comments

In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.

Irish duo provisionally qualify for Tokyo Olympics
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

Irish duo provisionally qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Mar 1st 2020, 6:46 PM 2,921 Views 2 Comments

It’s been a day to remember for Felix English and Mark Downey.

# olympics - Saturday 29 February, 2020

More controversy awaits as running steels itself for Nike's latest shoe revolution
# Rubber Sole
From The42
# Rubber Sole

More controversy awaits as running steels itself for Nike's latest shoe revolution

Feb 29th 2020, 3:10 PM 24,113 Views 16 Comments

The Alphaflys will make their debut at the US Olympic trials this weekend, exposing the weak leadership of World Athletics.

# olympics - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya
# Road To Tokyo
From The42
# Road To Tokyo

Lanigan-O'Keeffe begins bid to reach third Olympics imbued by training stint in Kenya

Feb 26th 2020, 12:20 PM 2,263 Views 2 Comments

‘I came back from Kenya and ran 35 seconds faster than I’ve ever run for a 5k,’ said the Kilkenny man, whose season begins in Cairo today.

# olympics - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Fate of Olympics will not be decided until May
# Under Threat
From The42
# Under Threat

Fate of Olympics will not be decided until May

Feb 25th 2020, 8:04 PM 4,263 Views 9 Comments

Games under threat as more than 2,600 deaths, 77,000 infections linked to fast-spreading virus.

# olympics - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Martinelli reveals Arsenal blocked Brazil U23 call-up
# Staying At Home
From The42
# Staying At Home

Martinelli reveals Arsenal blocked Brazil U23 call-up

Feb 4th 2020, 8:58 AM 6,354 Views 0 Comments

The winger was left disappointed after the Gunners decided to keep him out of a pre-Olympic tournament.

# olympics - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end
# Tennis
From The42
# Tennis

Remarkable Australian Open run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff comes to an end

Updated Jan 26th 2020, 1:34 PM 11,715 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title.

# olympics - Sunday 19 January, 2020

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

The prodigious Irish teens with Olympic medal ambitions

Jan 19th 2020, 9:30 AM 3,917 Views 1 Comment

Chris and Sean McCarthy are two of Irish karate’s best prospects, and they aim to qualify for this year’s Olympics.

# olympics - Saturday 18 January, 2020

'They said we weren't good enough as a nation - we proved them wrong'
# Golden Years
From The42
# Golden Years

'They said we weren't good enough as a nation - we proved them wrong'

Jan 18th 2020, 8:43 AM 23,179 Views 21 Comments

Ronnie Delany’s gold at the Melbourne Olympics changed the way the world looked at Ireland.

# olympics - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion
# History Maker
From The42
# History Maker

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion

Updated Jan 12th 2020, 9:42 AM 32,633 Views 10 Comments

As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.

# olympics - Sunday 29 December, 2019

'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking
# One Step At A Time
From The42
# One Step At A Time

'A lot of the guys will keep going until they collapse, I've done it myself' - the agony of 50km racewalking

Dec 29th 2019, 10:00 AM 13,656 Views 4 Comments

Brendan Boyce talks to The42 about the rigours of his craft and his hopes for Tokyo 2020.

'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''
# The Accidental Dream
From The42
# The Accidental Dream

'It's more when your friends say it about the Olympics, you're kind of like, 'Jesus, yeah... It's mad''

Dec 29th 2019, 5:00 AM 6,152 Views 3 Comments

Darragh Greene started swimming competitively after he broke his leg in fourth year, and now he’s set to represent Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.